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Boolean Networks and Their Applications in Science and Engineering


Publishing date
01 Jul 2019
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Mar 2019

1University of Castilla-La Mancha, Albacete, Spain

2University of Virginia, Virginia, USA

3Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

4Nankai University, Tianjin, China


Boolean Networks and Their Applications in Science and Engineering

Description

In the last decades, Boolean networks (BNs) have emerged as an effective mathematical tool to model not only computational processes, but also several phenomena from science and engineering. For this reason, the development of the theory of such models has become a compelling need that has attracted the interest of many research groups in applied mathematics in recent years. Dynamics of BNs are traditionally associated with complexity, since they are composed of many identical elemental units whose behavior is relatively simple in comparison with the behavior of the entire system.

BNs are a generalization of other relevant mathematical models, which appeared previously as cellular automata (CA), inspired by von Neumann and suggested by Wolfram for computation modeling, or Boolean network (BN), proposed by Kauffman in 1969 for gene regulatory networks. This gives an idea of the versatility of this new paradigm in applications to several branches of science (mathematics, physics chemistry, biology, ecology, etc.) and engineering (computation, artificial intelligence, electronics, circuits, etc.).

The aim of this special issue is to collect cutting-edge research on the different models of BNs (deterministic and nondeterministic, synchronous and asynchronous, homogenous and nonhomogenous, directed and undirected, regular and nonregular, etc.). We encourage research groups in this field to submit their current developments and future research directions concerning new models. Particularly, original research articles showing applications of BNs in science and engineering are welcome. In addition, submissions of review articles, which describe the state of the art of any of the classical models, are encouraged.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • BNs dynamics
  • BNs topology
  • BNs control
  • Algorithms, methods, and software for the exploration of BNs
  • Applications of BNs in science and engineering
  • Related topics in science and engineering

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 6183798
  • - Editorial

Boolean Networks and Their Applications in Science and Engineering

Jose C. Valverde | Henning S. Mortveit | ... | Yongtang Shi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 2783217
  • - Research Article

A Multilayer Structure Facilitates the Production of Antifragile Systems in Boolean Network Models

Hyobin Kim | Omar K. Pineda | Carlos Gershenson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8209146
  • - Research Article

Effects of Antimodularity and Multiscale Influence in Random Boolean Networks

Luis A. Escobar | Hyobin Kim | Carlos Gershenson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 3164692
  • - Research Article

Solutions to All-Colors Problem on Graph Cellular Automata

Xiaoyan Zhang | Chao Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 3728621
  • - Research Article

A Novel Antifragility Measure Based on Satisfaction and Its Application to Random and Biological Boolean Networks

Omar K. Pineda | Hyobin Kim | Carlos Gershenson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8740279
  • - Research Article

A Boolean Network Approach to Estrogen Transcriptional Regulation

Guillermo de Anda-Jáuregui | Jesús Espinal-Enríquez | ... | Enrique Hernández-Lemus
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 2108014
  • - Research Article

Binomial Representation of Cryptographic Binary Sequences and Its Relation to Cellular Automata

Sara D. Cardell | Amparo Fúster-Sabater
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 6280960
  • - Research Article

Predecessors Existence Problems and Gardens of Eden in Sequential Dynamical Systems

Juan A. Aledo | Luis G. Diaz | ... | Jose C. Valverde
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9261793
  • - Research Article

Design of Fixed Points in Boolean Networks Using Feedback Vertex Sets and Model Reduction

Koichi Kobayashi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9470580
  • - Research Article

Properties Exploring and Information Mining in Consumer Community Network: A Case of Huawei Pollen Club

Qingchun Meng | Zhen Zhang | ... | Xiaoxia Rong
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